It doesn't matter who you are today so long as you never forget who you were back in the day.
And in Crossfade's case, that was a horny 14-year-old chamaco trying to dry-hump a fine Cubanita at Hot Wheels to the sounds of DJ Laz-produced Miami bass while her abuelita waited for us outside of the rollerskating rink in a 1987 Lincoln Town Car.
Yes, Lazaro Mendez was our wingman, "Da Pimp Wit Da Limp" who taught us how to be un sucio on the dance floor, yet still manage to pick up respectable girls at the concession stand. For that, we're eternally grateful.
Anyhow... Laz is taking over DJ duties at PeachFuzz's anniversary party tonight. And to celebrate, we've gathered some of DJ Laz's best jams.
Peep the videos after cut.
"Journey Into Bass"
We'd shave our beard and voluntarily take a boot to the nuts if it meant we'd be able to hop aboard a time machine bound for Hialeah circa 1994 just experience the Journey into Bass all over again.
"Wiggle them cheeks and shake a little" is right, mama. Videos like this one remind us how lucky we were to grow up in Miami.
"Mami El Negro"
That's right, we so hood in Miami that we upload our YouTube videos via bootleg VHS.
This ditty tastes like nostalgia and it goes out to every a quinceañera chick we ever danced with at Violines Banquet Hall in Hialeah Gardens.
Power 96 Circa 1988
No Laz list is complete without a 15-minute example of why this guy's the absolute tits when it comes to throwing down a mega-mix.
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To quote no one in particular, "There's DJ Laz, and then there's everyone else."
Long live Da Pimp! Long live Da Pimp!
DJ Laz. As part of PeachFuzz's anniversary party. With Mr. Mauricio and DZA. Friday, November 30. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The party starts at 10 p.m. and there's no cover. Call 305-377-2277 or visit grandcentralmiami.com.